According to the latest data research firm JL Warren Capital, which specializes in Chinese financial market, Tesla is trying to attract 2 billion dollars (13 billion yuan) of private investment for the construction in Shanghai of a huge factory on production of batteries and electric vehicles. According to the source, the main partners of Tesla in this case may be the Pudong development Bank in Shanghai, Industrial and commercial Bank of China, China Construx Bank and Agricultural Bank of China.
Tesla considers China a very important market for growth. In 2018, China had sold more than 1.25 million electric vehicles. The programme to improve the environmental situation in the country, the government of China wants to increase this figure to 7 million by 2025. Tesla, of course, wants to be part of this initiative.
In January of this year, CEO Elon Musk visited China and told about the nearest plans for development of its business. Apparently, the local officials of the American businessman and his ideas so much that they even gave him a “green card”that allows the Mask to be tax resident in China and conduct business in this country.
“We have to run the factory in Shanghai. I think it will be the best opportunity to reach the planned production level of more than 500 thousand models per year. To drive our cars in China is very expensive. Prevent the import went, logistic costs. In addition, in our country, higher labor costs,” — said Musk in a meeting with local Chinese authorities.
The last report of JL Warren Capital, which also deals with the analysis of Chinese companies present on the American market, says that about $ 500 million (3.3 billion yuan) of the total amount of attracted investments the company plans to invest in the first phase of construction of the Gigafactory plant in Shanghai.
In the report for the fourth fiscal quarter of last year, Musk noted that the capital cost of the production output of 3000 Model 3 electric vehicles in Shanghai will reach about $ 0.5 billion.
JL Warren predicts that in the first stage of financing the interest rate for Tesla can range from 3.9 that lower rates 4.35 established the people’s Bank of China. This, according to the research firm, will allow the American manufacturer of electric cars to reach the level of production of 250 000 electric sedan, Model 3.
The company Tesla has not commented on JL Warren presented information. By the way, between the Tesla and JL Warren in the past had strained relations. In 2017, the research firm published a report that stated that in China 6000 electric vehicles were not sold. In response, the representatives of Tesla in an interview with Forbes said that the data “are inaccurate and not credible”.
China aims to rectify the environmental crisis in the country, introducing a new, more environmentally friendly technologies in all areas of production. This initiative also extends to the market of car manufacturers moving to the production of electric vehicles. For example, aprosodia, whose headquarters are located in China, since 2012 has received government subsidies and other support totaling $ 60 billion. Therefore, the government is stimulating the industry to transition to the production of affordable electric vehicles for the population.
Without an existing industrial base in China, Tesla gets these benefits. Thus, the same electric car Model S, the basic version which in the US is now offered in about 80 000 dollars, after all costs of shipping to China will cost about $ 140,000, which, of course, highly reduces the number of potential buyers. Having a factory in China, the company would be able to take full advantage of state support, reducing not only your costs but the last cost of the electric car Model 3, not only in China but around the world.